Read ELS’ Practical Guidance on Discovery in Employment Litigation

ELS Partners, Jamala McFadden and Chandra Davis, and ELS attorney, Raquel Crump, had the pleasure of authoring a Lexis Practice Advisor Practice Note concerning Discovery in Employment Discrimination Litigation: What Defendants Can Request and Obtain from Plaintiffs. The practice note provides guidance on the scope of permissible discovery employers may obtain from plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits. […]

Nominees to EEOC Likely to Roll Back Litigation and LGBT Coverage

Two possible EEOC  nominees, if confirmed, are likely to pull back EEOC aggressiveness in litigation and interpretation of Title VII’s coverage of LGBT employment discrimination.  Read more here: Law360-EEOC Noms Stress Negotiation, Guidance At Senate Hearing  

Personnel Board Upholds Termination of 2 Supervisors for EEO Policy Violation

Attorney Carmen Alexander recently served as a key witness in personnel board hearings held for two terminated employees seeking to have their terminations overturned.  The two employees were first-line supervisors.  Both were terminated after Alexander found that they violated their employer’s EEO Policy by using the “N” word and, in a separate unconnected EEO investigation, […]

ELS Co-Sponsors GABWA’s 5th Thursday Lunch CLE: “The Law and Politics of Hair”

On June 30, 2016, ELS co-sponsored The Law and Politics of Hair CLE for the Georgia Association of Black Women Lawyers (GABWA). The purpose of this seminar was to discuss the expectation to conform that Black women encounter in the workplace in regards to their hair. From grooming policies to being judged by their peers, […]

Avoiding Legal Liability In An Interview

Avoiding Legal Liability In An Interview[1] Federal and state laws have been created to protect, not only employees, but applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national original, age and disability or genetic information. Many employers believe explicitly and directly asking questions in interviews concerning these inherent characteristics only subjects them […]

No Hostile Workplace Claim If Victims Oblivious: 11th Circ.

The Eleventh Circuit issued a precedential ruling Tuesday in an appeal by Austal USA LLC workers who saw their racial discrimination claims against the shipbuilder defeated by a lower court, holding that employees alleging an objectively hostile work environment cannot complain about conduct to which they were “oblivious.” The appeal came after 23 African-American current […]